Nance Van Winckel is the author of nine books of poetry, most recently The Many Beds of Martha Washington (Pacific Northwest Poetry Series, 2021); Our Foreigner, winner of the Pacific Coast Poetry Prize (Beyond Baroque Press, 2017); and Book of No Ledge (Pleiades Press Visual Poetry Series, 2016). Of her five books of fiction, Ever Yrs, a scrapbook novel (Twisted Road Publications, 2014), is her most recent. She is especially interested in combining text and visual art as well as all manner of hybrid forms.

The recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts poetry fellowships, the Paterson Fiction Prize, a Christopher Isherwood Fiction Fellowship, and three Pushcart Prizes, Nance has taught in the MFA in Writing Program at VCFA since 1999. She lives in Spokane, WA, with her husband, artist Rik Nelson.

Her author website is:; her visual poetry website is


MA - Creative Writing | University of Denver

BA | University of Wisconsin, Milwaukee

Douglas Glover

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction/CNF]

Wanjikū Wa Ngūgī

Faculty, MFA in Writing [fiction]

Sue William Silverman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF/poetry/hybrid forms]; Postgraduate Writers' Conference

Melissa Faliveno

Faculty, MFA in Writing [CNF]

Richard Jackson

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]

Leslie Ullman

Faculty, MFA in Writing [poetry]